Art and Media

AN INSPIRING ART CULTURE

Artistry is a prominent practice in the region with over 40 galleries boasting the regions talent. Art has been apart of the Far West’s culture for an extensive amount of time. The establishment of the groupd, The Brushmen of the Bush, in 1973 mean that art from Broken Hill and surrounds could be experienced by the world. The group of artists included Pro Hart, Jack Absalom, Hugh Schulz, Eric Minchin and John Pickup. Today, The Far West continues an ideal location for both budding artists and those with significant experience.

AN EXTENSIVE FILM HISTORY

The Far West is home to some of the most diverse and striking cinematic locations that Australia has to offer. From spectacular outback landscapes, sand dunes, the Darling River and Menindee Lakes to historical buildings, significant Indigenous history and cultural places; the Far West has almost every location covered. The region has been a destination for film since the 1970s and has seen over 300 film productions since 1982, with approximately 25% of these being produced by overseas production companies. This industry has grown significantly over recent years with over 50% growth in commercials, 350% growth in documentaries and 25% growth in feature films.

For more information regarding film in the Far West head to Screen Broken Hill’s website.

Some of Australia’s most iconic films have been filmed in the Far West, these include:
Strangerland – 2014
Last Cab to Darwin – 2014
Dirty Deeds – 2001
Mission Impossible II – 1999
The Missing – 1998
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – 1993
Reckless Kelly – 1991
Royal Flying Doctor Service (TV) – 1991
The Water Trolly – 1989
As Time Goes By – 1987
Dirtwater Dynasty (miniseries) – 1987
A Place to Call Home (TV) – 1986
The Blue Lightning (TV) – 1986
Alice to Nowhere (TV) – 1985
Comrades – 1985
The Long Way Home – 1984
Razorback – 1983
The Camel Boy -1983
The Slim Dusty Movie – 1983
Hostage – 1982
A Town Like Alice (miniseries) – 1981
Mad Max II – 1981
The Golden Soak – 1978
The Battle of Broken Hill (Miniseries) – 1971
Girl in Australia – 1970
Wake in Fright – 1970

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